Inexpensive Dental Care

Marian Dental works to improve the health of people and communities, especially the ones in need. They provide high quality and complete care for all patients. Take advantage of this great opportunity! Keep on smiling!

All information about this opportunity for the Royal Valley community can be found in the graphic on this article.

Flu Prevention!

It is flu season and the power to prevent the flu is in your HANDS! It is always important to get a flu shot as well. Practicing the 4 Principles of Hand Awareness will ensure wellness and good health.

  1. WASH your hands when they are dirty and before eating
  2. DO NOT cough into your hands, instead use your elbow
  3. DO NOT sneeze into your hands
  4. DO NOT put your fingers in your eyes, nose, or mouth

If your child catches the flu it is important to be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school to prevent spreading.

If you have any further questions, please contact school Nurse Amy at mosiera@rv337.org.

News from the District Nurse

Results for Vision and Hearing Screenings

Each year the Royal Valley School Nurse conducts vision and hearing screenings for students in Kindergarten and in grades 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11. This year parents/guardians will find the results of these screenings on their student’s PowerSchool screen. On PowerSchool, please go to the Applications section and click on Caredox. Under Caredox click on the Screenings tab, then choose Auditory or Vision Screening to see the results.

At present, middle school screenings are complete. Screenings are still being done at the elementary and high school. If your student does not pass the screening, a referral will either be sent home with the student or mailed to the parent. No paper results will be sent home with students who pass. If you have questions, please contact Nurse Amy at 986-6286.

Immunization Reminders

As a reminder, it is recommended that all students in 5th or 6th grade get a TDaP (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) booster shot. This booster is REQUIRED in 7th grade. Also, ACIP highly recommends the following vaccines, but they are not required for school entry.

  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccine: 3 doses are recommended at age 11 years. HPV is a cancer prevention vaccine!
  • Meningococcal (Meningitis) vaccine: One dose is recommended at age 11 with a booster dose to follow at age 16.
  • Influenza (flu) vaccine: Annual vaccination is recommended for all those 6 months of age and older.
Get Smart About Drugs

The Drug Enforcement Administration announces the launch of the all new GetSmartAboutDrugs.com, a drug education website for parents, educators, and caregivers.

First launched in 2008, the website has been totally redesigned for easier navigation and has updated drug information and resources.

Please visit the website, www.getsmartaboutdrugs.com to learn more about:

  • Marijuana use and drugged driving;
  • How to identify drug paraphernalia;
  • Why Spice/K2 is a serious drug trend;
  • How your school can be involved in Red Ribbon Week; and
  • National Prescription Take Back Day (September 27, 2014).
Supplemental Student Insurance

USD 337 has purchased an accident insurance policy which covers all students. The benefits provided are secondary to the student's family insurance. If a student is injured during school time, while on a bus, or at a school activity, the student should notify his or her teacher, coach, sponsor or principal immediately. Students must be treated by a licensed medical physician within sixty (60) days from the date of the injury.

The policy contains a provision limiting coverage to usual and customary charges. This limitation may result in additional out-of-pocket expenses for the insured.

If a student receives medical treatment from a licensed physician, the parent must request a claim form from the school. The claim form must be completed by the parents and submitted to the insurance company within ninety (90) days from the date of the injury. There are limits on the types of services and the amount of coverage provided. Copies of the complete policy are available in the school offices and below.

Immunizations, Health Assessments on File

Under KSA 72-5209, K.A.R. 28-1-20, and KSA 72-5214 students entering school must provide evidence of immunizations and the results of a physical health assessment. Hepatitis B and Varicella vaccinations will be required for all kindergarten and 1st grade students. All returning students will be required to have either immunizations current according to state guidelines or have on file a Medical Exemption for Immunizations signed by a physician.

Remember, if you have a student whose last DTaP was done 10 years ago, he/she will need to have an Adult Tetanus booster completed and on file with his/her attendance center.